We are the Body of Christ seeking to fulfill the Mission of Christ in the Spirit of Christ in our world . . . the Spirit of Love.
It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ . . . speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. -Ephesians 4:11-13, 15 (NIV)
ANNUAL ASSOCIATION MEETING, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
“Incredible!” “Awesome” “Spirit-filled” “The Best Ever” “I have been praying for this day for years!”
These are some of the words used to express this year’s Association meeting at First Church of God in Sacramento. 80 persons gathered to worship, fellowship, learn, laugh, love, and set our sights on future Kingdom ministry. Many thanks to Pastors Jeff Mugford and John Richards of First Church for their leadership, the First Church congregation for hosting this meeting, and Cindy Mugford and Debbie Dreger for their service in preparation for this meeting. We are especially indebted to SPECIAL GUEST JEFF JENNESS OF SERVANT SOLUTIONS in Anderson, Indiana. Jeff’s leadership in a morning conference session provided valuable information for congregational leaders. A delicious full course meal was provided by Servant Solutions. Thank you, Jeff and Servant Solutions, for your support and generous contributions to this year’s meeting. Our bylaws revision was approved along with the 2019 budget. Our new leadership team, comprised of the Leadership Council, Pastoral Ministries Committee, and Congregational Ministries Committee was ratified. Along with the Diamond Arrow Committee and our ongoing youth, men’s and women’s ministries, this team will guide us into the new year with renewed vision and commitment to the life and ministry of the Church of God in the District. WE ARE THE DISTRICT!
IGNITE: Passion, Commitment, Community, Service